A limb lost every 3 hours: can Australia reduce amputations in people with diabetes?

Bergin, Shan M, Alford, Jan B, Allard, Bernard P, Gurr, Joel M, Holland, Emma L, Horsley, Mark W, Kamp, Maarten C, Lazzarini, Peter A, Nube, Vanessa L, Sinha, Ashim K, Warnock, Jason T, & Wraight, Paul R (2012) A limb lost every 3 hours: can Australia reduce amputations in people with diabetes? Medical Journal of Australia, 197(4), pp. 197-198.

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Recommendations to improve national diabetes-related foot disease (DRFD) care • National data collection on incidence and outcomes of DRFD. • Improved access to care, through the Medicare Benefits Schedule, for people with diabetes who have a current or past foot complication. • Standardised national model for interdisciplinary DRFD care. • National accreditation of interdisciplinary foot clinics and staff. • Subsidies for evidence-based treatments for DRFD, including medical-grade footwear and pressure off-loading devices. • Holistic diabetes care initiatives to “close the gap” on inequities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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ID Code: 54501
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Diabetes, Foot , Australia
DOI: 10.5694/mja10.10837
ISSN: 0025-729X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Endocrinology (110306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 00:20
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:44

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